Army of Western Louisiana

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Army of Western Louisiana
Active –May 26, 1865
Country  Confederate States of America
Allegiance  Louisiana
Branch  Confederate States Army
Disbanded Surrendered May 26, 1865
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Richard Taylor
John G. Walker

The Army of Western Louisiana was a part of the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. It fought in all the major engagements during Union Maj. Gen. Nathaniel P. Banks' campaign to capture Port Hudson, Louisiana. For much of its existence, it served under Maj. Gen. Richard Taylor. Perhaps its crowning achievement was its victory in April 1864 at the Battle of Mansfield.

On June 17, 1864, Maj. Gen. John G. Walker was ordered to relieve General Taylor of command of the Army of Western Louisiana, as Taylor had been promoted to Lieutenant General and sent to the larger Army of Tennessee. In September and October 1864, the infantry of the Army of Western Louisiana campaigned in southern Arkansas. The army surrendered along with all the troops of the Trans-Mississippi Theater on May 26, 1865.

Composition[edit]

Taylor's Army of Western Louisiana
Maj. Gen. Richard Taylor

Mouton's Brigade
Brig. Gen. Alfred Mouton

18th Louisiana
28th Louisiana
Consolidated Crescent Regiment
Gross Tete (Louisiana) Flying Artillery
Valverde (Texas) Artillery

Polignac's Brigade
Brig. Gen. Camille Armand Jules Marie, Prince de Polignac

15th Texas
17th Texas Consolidated
22nd Texas Cavalry (dismounted)
31st Texas Cavalry (dismounted)
34th Texas Cavalry (dismounted)

Cavalry
Brig. Gen. Thomas Green

Lane's Brigade

1st Texas Partisan Rangers
2nd Texas Partisan Rangers
2nd Regiment, Arizona Brigade
3rd Regiment, Arizona Brigade
Arizona Scouts (company)
McMahan's (Texas) Artillery

Bagby's Brigade

4th Texas Cavalry
5th Texas Cavalry
7th Texas Cavalry
13th Texas Cavalry Battalion
McAnnelly's Scouts (company)
Moseley's (Texas) Artillery

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